Mobile technologies make education a part of everyday life

Date13 November 2017
Publication Date13 November 2017
AuthorGanna Shyshkanova,Tetyana Zaytseva,Oleksandr Frydman
SubjectLibrary & information science,Librarianship/library management,Library & information services
Mobile technologies make
education a part of everyday life
Ganna Shyshkanova
Department of Applied Mathematics, Zaporizhzhya National Technical University,
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
Tetyana Zaytseva
Department of Computer Technologies, Dnipropetrovsk National University,
Dnipro, Ukraine, and
Oleksandr Frydman
Department of Statistics and Probability Theory,
Dnipropetrovsk National University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to show the effectiveness of innovative mobile technologies in learning, to
develop a new testing system with a mobile application and to investigate the inuence of its use on the level of
Design/methodology/approach Modern information assessment methods of knowledge, testing,
includingapplication of mobile devices and statisticalanalysis tools were used in the present research.
Findings In recent times, students are motivated to use mobile technologies in education. This paper
offers one of the approaches for achieving the effectiveintegration of mobile technologies into the learning
process.The software is developed for in-class testing as a client-serverand its mobile application.
Practical implications The practical researchveried many advantages of mobile device usage during
testing. It contributesto higher academic performance; in addition, it is economically advantageousas it does
not require special equipment in classrooms and is psychologically comfortable for students who are
accustomedto constantly using their mobile devices.
Social implications Well-educated people play a role in the development of modern society. Mobile
technologies can transform education into a seamless part of the ordinary life so that a person does not recognize it
as training at all. The learning process will become more natural and easier and that will improve its quality.
Originality/value This paper demonstrateshow mobile devices can satisfy the learning expectations of
students who frequentlyuse mobile services on the Web and can attract their study interest implementingthe
created testingsystem in full-time education process.
Keywords Mobile learning, Software, Higher education, Test, Student motivation, Testing system
Paper type Research paper
Idea and novelty
Nowadays, higher education has to keep up with the changing conditions created by the
widespread adoption of popular mobile technologies. Mobile learning (m-learning) should
therefore become an integral part of higher education practice (Kukulska-Hulme, 2012).
The current researchis an attempt to integratemobile technologies into existing full-time
learning processes in Ukraineto evaluate how real it is for us, as educators, and to study the
impact of this experimenton the academic achievements of our students.
This paperforms part of a special sectionInnovation of Informationservices in the age internetplus.
Received10 March 2017
Revised23 April 2017
Accepted5 May 2017
Informationand Learning Science
Vol.118 No. 11/12, 2017
pp. 570-582
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DOI 10.1108/ILS-03-2017-0019
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